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US Bank Stadium Food, Seating, And Parking Guide

Ken Mack-Solden | March 9, 2023
US Bank Stadium.

US Bank Stadium is a state-of-the-art covered stadium and home to the Minnesota Vikings. It was built in 2016 and was the site of Super Bowl LII. The uniquely designed stadium has quickly become an iconic part of the city’s skyline.

The following information should provide some details and inside information gathered from event goers and online reviews. It is intended to be a useful reference and will hopefully enhance your event experience.

U.S. Bank Stadium Fast Facts

Owner: Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority
Operated By: SMG
Architecture Firms: HKS, Inc. (Also responsible for AT&T Stadium and Lucas Oil Stadium)
Construction Cost: $1.13 billion USD (projected)
Seating Capacity: 66,200 (can be expanded to 73,000)
Opened: July 22, 2016
The Home Of: Minnesota Vikings (NFL) (2016–present); Minnesota Golden Gophers (NCAA) (part-time) (2017–present)
Public Transit: U.S. Bank Stadium station
Address: 401 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55415

U.S. Bank Stadium Ratings

Yelp: 3.5
Trip Advisor: 4.5
Google: 4.5

U.S. Bank Stadium Features

  • It is the first fixed-roof stadium built in the NFL since 2002

  • Lightweight translucent roof

  • 5 pivoting doors – the world’s largest

  • The roof is the largest of its kind, spanning 240,000 SQ. FT.

  • Roof inspired by Nordic vernacular architecture with a slant that can endure heavy snow (the Viking’s previous stadium, the Metrodome famously collapsed in 2010 under the weight of snow)

  • Over 18 different style of seating with seats closer to the field than any other NFL stadium

  • Stadium will recapture and reuse rainwater

  • 2,000 television screens and two large videoboards

  • 1,300 Wi-Fi access points throughout the stadium

  • A Fantasy Football lounge with couches

  • The Legacy Ship – 160-foot-long sculptural landmark that sits as an anchor at one end of the stadium. Adjacent to the Legacy Ship is a 55-foot video board in the shape of a sail.

  • 350 of pieces of art commissioned from local artists, including a picture of Prince made up of his song lyrics.

Directions to U.S. Bank Stadium

From Glenwood Ave EB:

Go to 2nd Ave/Rod Carew Dr

Turn right on N 6th St.

From I-394 EB:

Exit at 9B and follow signs for N 6th St.

From Hennepin Ave NB:

Take Hennepin Ave north all the way into downtown.

From I-35W NB:

Exit at 16A

Use the right two lanes to exit towards 11 St.

Stay left at the fork towards 11 St.

From I-94 WB:

Exit at 233A 11th St

Keep left at the fork towards 11 St.

Other Ways to Get to U.S. Bank Stadium

By Train

You can hop on the Blue or Green Line to get directly to U.S. Bank Stadium Station. The lines come from Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Bloomington. On game days, trains come frequently but still be prepared to wait. Find out more information and tips on MetroTransit’s U.S. Bank Stadium page.

By Bus

All of Metro Transit’s 123 interconnected bus routes go directly to U.S. Bank Stadium.

U.S. Bank Stadium Tips

U.S. Bank Stadium Parking

Finding affordable parking at U.S. Bank Stadium is available. As with most venue parking, the further away that you park, the less that you’ll pay. At least that’s what Captain Obvious tells us.

You can save as much as $20 if you’re willing to walk a few extra blocks.

Book a space ahead of time so that you know exactly where you’re going to park, how much you’ll pay, that space will be waiting for you on the other end of your journey. This is the easiest way to make sure that things go smoothly on game day and remove the potential stress from your U.S. Bank Stadium parking experience.

Taking The Train To U.S. Bank Stadium - Consider The All Day Pass

For one price, you get unlimited rides on local buses, the A Line or METRO lines from the time of purchase through 2 a.m. the next day. It's enough time to take in a game, a concert or another event. Even if there's an extra encore or overtime, you're covered! When you're ready to go home, there's no need to wait in line to buy a return ticket – just hop on!

Remember to keep your pass with you: you'll need to put it in the farebox on any bus you ride or show it to Transit Police officers on trains as proof of payment if asked.

U.S. Bank Stadium Security:

It has been reported that wait times for security checks at the entrance gates can exceed 30 min. If you are attending in extremely cold weather, make sure you dress extra warm with loose layers.

Keep in mind, however, that not every game or event will have the same wait times and since this is a newer stadium, logistics will improve over time.

U.S. Bank Stadium Seating

US Bank Stadium is rapidly gaining a reputation for having some of the best seats of any stadium, with good sight lines and few, if any, obstructed views. Many have reported that there isn’t a bad seat in the house.

The one issue that has been reported is that the seating can be a little tight for larger individuals.

Also, the seat cup holders are at ground level to save space, just be mindful not to trip over them as you get to your seat.

U.S. Bank Stadium Food & Concessions

As with many stadium concessions, prices tend to be on the high side so make sure you bring enough cash. A bottle of water costs $5.50. Expect to pay around $10 for a 16 oz. beer and as much as $13. A double burger and tater tots will run you about $17.

The U.S. Bank Stadium Experience

Some event-goers have reported fairly long lines at the restrooms. Some feel that the number of available restrooms is small compared to other venues. Plan your restroom visits accordingly.

For larger sold-out events, the lowest level restrooms include additional Port-A-Potties to keep lines shorter.

Much like Mercedes-Benz Stadium, concert goers to US Bank Stadium have reported issues with acoustics.

U.S. Bank Stadium Tailgating

Tailgating is permitted at U.S. Bank Stadium and begins at 7 a.m. for 12 p.m. games. For all other games, tailgating can begin 6 hours before the game. Tailgating must finish 4 hours after the game or by 12 a.m.

Parking Lot staff will direct you to appropriate tailgating lots, as travel aisles must not be blocked.

U.S. Bank Stadium Prohibited Items:

  • Drones, model aircrafts, kites, any other remote controlled or tethered flying objects.

  • Open fires fueled by charcoal, wood or other combustible materials.

  • Kegs, drinking game accessories and large quantity or common source containers of alcoholic beverages.

  • Glass containers of any kind.

  • Disruptive music or noise.

  • Couches or other large furniture items.

  • Promotional or marketing activities without appropriate authorization from the Minnesota Vikings.

  • Sale of products, food or beverages.

10 Closest Hotels Near US Bank Stadium

  • Radisson Red Minneapolis
    609 S 3rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55415-2602
    0.3 miles from U.S. Bank Stadium

  • aloft Minneapolis
    900 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1223
    0.3 miles from U.S. Bank Stadium

  • Best Western Plus The Normandy Inn & Suites
    405 S 8th St, Minneapolis, MN 55404-1026
    0.4 miles from U.S. Bank Stadium

  • Hyatt Place Minneapolis/Downtown
    425 S 7th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1856
    0.4 miles from U.S. Bank Stadium

  • Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown
    1500 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55454
    0.5 miles from U.S. Bank Stadium

  • Residence Inn Minneapolis Downtown at The Depot
    425 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401-2181
    0.5 miles from U.S. Bank Stadium

  • Luminn Hotel Minneapolis
    219 S 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55401
    0.5 miles from U.S. Bank Stadium

  • Kimpton Grand Hotel Minneapolis
    615 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55402-1902
    0.6 miles from U.S. Bank Stadium

  • Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis Downtown
    1101 4th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404-1022
    0.6 miles from U.S. Bank Stadium

  • Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot
    225 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55401-2524
    0.6 miles from U.S. Bank Stadium

Check out the schedule below to buy tickets to see a concert or event at U.S. Bank Stadium today!

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